Philanthropy Events Manager

Woking, Surrey
c.£40,000 per annum
09 Nov 2017
27 Nov 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Philanthropy Events Manager

c.£40,000 per annum
 GU21 4LL

Philanthropy Events Manager – The Role

You will be responsible for creating and delivering a comprehensive programme of donor cultivation events and developing our key donor communications for the wider philanthropy team. 

We will look to you to create and deliver an annual calendar of up to 12 cultivation and recognition events, crafting our message and case for support to inspire major donors and foundations to support us. You will create a varied and interesting programme of activity, ranging from an annual lecture and dinner to events hosted by WWF leadership or our global experts.

You will project manage delivery including developing high quality event collateral and messaging, overseeing logistics and securing and negotiating with vendors. Important will be the ability to inspire the team to work to ensure that every engagement is maximised to strengthen relationships with supporters.

You will also focus on creating a strong supporter experience first culture as well as support the Partnership and Philanthropy teams’ efforts to create a stronger high-value fundraising culture within WWF UK.

Philanthropy Events Manager – Requirements

You must have extensive expertise in delivering effective and engaging events and understand how to inspire and create messaging in this setting as well as experience in developing engaging communications.

Highly organised, you will be effective at balancing multiple requirements and can deliver under pressure. You will also have an eye for detail and exacting delivery standards coupled with excellent project management and communication skills.

A team player you are adept at overcoming obstacles and can demonstrate an interest in the natural world and WWF’s core mission.

Who are we?

WWF believes in a future where people and nature thrive.

Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked.

That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of climate change (through our big global campaigns like Earth Hour) and helping people to change the way they live to ease pressure on natural resources.

WWF is at the heart of global activities in all these areas. We have teams of highly skilled professionals working with governments, businesses and communities here in the UK and around the world.

Philanthropy Events Manager – How To Apply

Please visit our website via the link and complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this role as well as why this role is for you.

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.

WWF-UK is a registered charity in England and Wales 1081247 and in Scotland SC039593